Yayoi Kusama_Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
Thursday, 08 June – Saturday, 15 July 2017
Ota Fine Arts Singapore is delighted to present “Yayoi Kusama: Colour Song”, a solo exhibition featuring 7 recent paintings from the artist’s most significant series of work, ‘Infinity Nets’. As an internationally-acclaimed artist, Kusama has brought inspiration to people all over the world, and she continues to create artworks vigorously to date. This exhibition is dedicated to the artist’s resolve and devotion to art by presenting her most recent renditions of the series.
Yayoi Kusama has been highly valuated as a vanguard of prominent art movements in the late 20th century such as pop art and minimalism. Although the artist is now well-known for her colourful and ‘pop’ artworks, as well as polka dots and pumpkin motifs, the ‘Infinity Nets’ series could be said to be her starting point. This series was first shown in the 1950s in New York. “I would cover a canvas with nets, then continue painting them on the table, on the floor, and finally on my own body,” the artist explains. She has been experiencing hallucinations where her surroundings are covered completely with the pattern of polka-dots or nets since childhood, and by repeatedly painting the same motif obsessively, she manages to overcome her fear.
(Extract from the press release)
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